St. Scholastica draws Coe College in NCAA opener
The St. Scholastica softball team drew Coe College (Iowa) as its opening foe for the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was announced today.
A time for Friday’s game has not yet been determined.
The Saints (27-10), who are returning to the NCAA tourney for the fourth time after making appearances in 2012, 2011 and 2006 and going 2-6 overall, claimed their 12th consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title Sunday by topping Northland College 16-1 and extending their program-best winning streak to 21 games.
The Kohawks (35-8) are ranked ninth in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III poll.
Augustana College (Ill.) and St. Thomas complete the four-team regional.
HUDACK NAMED UMAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
St. Scholastica’s Tiff Hudack, a senior from Ashland, was named the UMAC player of the year earlier today, making it the second straight season she landed on the all-conference first team.
Hudack leads the Saints with a .427 batting average, 50 hits, 11 stolen bases and 18 walks. She also leads the UMAC with 50 runs.
Other postseason honors for the Saints included Chrisi Mizera being named the UMAC rookie of the year, coach Jen Walter claiming coach of the year honors, sophomores Rendi Johnson and Nikki Logergren, a former Duluth Denfeld standout, each making the all-conference first team, and sophomores Kara Warren, another former Hunter, and Kasandra McCabe earning honorable mention and all-defensive team accolades, respectively.